FPGA Development Board

FPGA Development Board




This is a brand-new FPGA Development Board, which adopts the GOWIN GW1N-UV4LQ144 solution.

It is a powerful development board with the necessary resources to run FPGA applications. Also, it has a wide range of peripherals/ports for expandability. A USB-to-JTAG module is integrated into the Runber board. With the FT232HQ of FTDI as a connector, a USB-to-micro cable can connect the onboard JTAG module via the onboard J14. The board can be powered with the VBUS from the USB or the 5V power from the expansion port or 3.3V power from an LDO. As we select the UV series devices, up to 3.3V core voltage is supported, which simplifies the power system of the board. The Runber board features an oscillator that provides the clock for FT232HQ and GW1N-4 at the same time at a frequency of 12MHz.

It also features a common cathode numeric display with a response time of about 0.1us. An average forward current of 20mA is needed for each segment. Runber board features 8 LEDs for IO control, as well as a power indicator at the side of the micro USB socket and a loading indicator below the crystal oscillator. The 8 controllable LEDs can be lightened at a high level. The Runber board features 4 common-anode RGB LEDs; the corresponding color of the LED will light up when the control IO is at a low level. It features an 8-digit DIP switch. The circuit design is that the IO can recognize a low level by default, and we get a high level when the switch gets through.

The Runber board features 8 soft-touch keys. The circuit design is that the IO can recognize a high level by default, and we get a low level when the key is pressed down. It also reserves 2 sets of 2.54mm pin headers (20 pins) for expansion by the user.

Highlighted Features

  • FPGA Development Board based on GOWIN GW1N-UV4LQ144
  • Wide range of ports/peripherals for expandability
  • Easily connect to PC with the help of a USB-to-JTAG module
  • Can run on low voltage (3.3V)
  • Built-in oscillator with 12MHz frequency
  • Numeric display for status display
  • Eight monochrome LEDs for IO control and power indication
  • RGB LEDs for IO control
  • Integrated DIP switch and soft-touch keys for status control
  • 2 set of 2.54mm pin headers (20 pins) for expandability


Specification Details
Gowin® GW1N-UV4LQ144C6/I5
Default startup mode built-in flash
Logic unit (LUT4) 4608
Register (FF) 3456
Synchronous Static Random Access Memory (S-SRAM) (bits) 0
Burst Static Random Access Memory (B-SRAM) (bits) 180K
Number of Burst Static Random Access Memory (B-SRAM) 10
User Flash Memory (bits) 256K
18*18 Multiplier 16
Phase-locked loop (PLLs+DLLs) 2+2
Total number of I/O Banks 4
Maximum user I/O 207
Core voltage (LV version) 1.2V
Core voltage (UV version) 1.8V/2.5V/3.3V
Micro USB port (onboard USB JTAG port)
Common cathode 8-segment, 4-digit numeric display
8-digit DIP switch
8-digit LED
8-digit key
4 RGB LEDs (common anode)
36 expanded IO ports (2.54mm pin headers)
Onboard crystal oscillator 12MHz

Hardware Overview

Figure: Device Schematics